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End-of-Life Care Training

Training for hospital, residential care and general settings

Our end-of-life care training workshops and programmes are relevant to staff in acute hospitals, nursing and residential care centres and general settings.

Hospice principles of respect, relationship and person-centredness are a core feature of all of these workshops.


Training workshops for Hospitals

Training workshops for nursing and care homes

Training workshops for maternity hospitals

Training workshops for General end-of-life care

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For more information see pages on the individual courses, contact our training team on training@hospicefoundation.ie or fill in your details on the form below.

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Dealing with loss (Maternity Setting)

Who is this course for? This workshop is suitable for all staff in maternity hospitals and units. Its aim is to enhance the quality of the interactions between hospital staff, parents and their families at a time of loss. Topics Covered The National Standards for Bereavement Care Following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death How loss […] Read more >

Grief at work – For Managers

An introduction to understanding grief and how to support bereaved staff in the workplace WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This workshop is suitable for managers and staff who are in a supervisory or supportive role for employees. The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with an understanding of the impact of loss and […] Read more >

Staying well at work

Resilience staff support in end-of-life care Who is this course for? This workshop is for staff who encounter death as a regular part of their work environment – for example those working with people who are dying, or have died, and their families. The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for healthcare […] Read more >

Planning Ahead – Advance Care Planning & Advance Care Directives

Advance Care Planning & Advance Care Directives Training WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP? This workshop is suitable for all staff working in adult healthcare services in any setting (Nursing Home / Care Home) who have an interest or a role in supporting residents or patients to think and plan for ahead. Topics Covered Advance Care Planning […] Read more >

What Matters To Me – End-Of-Life Care and Communication

What Matters To Me – End-of-Life Care and Communication; Older persons care (Full Day) Who is this course for? This workshop is suitable for all members of staff in long-stay settings (Nursing Homes / Care Homes etc.). It helps participants to improve their skills, confidence and competence when dealing with residents of long stay settings […] Read more >

Supporting Families

Caring for residents families The IHF is now offering workshops to care homes for the family members of their residents.  The workshops are aimed at family and friends of residents to help them come to terms with having a loved one in residential care. Supporting Families Workshop Supporting Families is a Series of four workshops aimed at families […] Read more >

Final Journeys

Final Journeys – Improving end-of-life care in our hospitals               Final Journeys is a one-day training workshop that aims to improve the delivery of end-of-life care amongst all hospital staff. It focusses on enhancing the communications skills of participants to enable them to be more competent delivering end-of-life care […] Read more >

Delivering Bad News

Delivering Bad News is a four-hour workshop aiming to improve communication skills, confidence and competence for healthcare staff breaking bad news to patients and families or supporting them after bad news.  Who is this workshop for? This workshop is suitable for anyone who has to break bad news or support patients after bad news, including Doctors. […] Read more >

Communicating with People with Dementia

Helping staff support patients with dementia We are now offering a workshop to help staff providing care to people with dementia to be able to communicate more effectively. Who is this workshop for ? This half-day workshop, provides an opportunity t improve confidence and competence in communicating with people with dementia. It is suitable for […] Read more >

What Matters to Me

End-of-life care and communication in older person’s care What Matters to Me is a one-day workshop designed for staff working in community hospitals or long-term care settings.  The course is similar to the one-day Final Journeys course, with some adaptation to reflect the longer-term nature of staff-patient/resident relationships within community hospitals or long-term care settings. Who […] Read more >

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